A Plain Elementary and Practical System of Natural Experimental Philosophy: Including Astronomy and Chronology
Hopkins and Earle, 1809 - Astronomy - 538 pages
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Page 268 - When a ray of light passes from one medium to another, it is refracted so that the ratio of the sine of the angle of incidence to the sine of the angle of refraction is equal to the ratio of the velocities in the two media.
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Page 270 - This amounts to the same with saying, that, in the case before us, the sine of the angle of incidence is to the sine of the angle of refraction in a given ratio.
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Page 170 - And hence, as the specific gravity of the fluid is to that of the body, so is the whole magnitude of the body to the part immersed.
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